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A song of faith : devout exercises, and sonnets


Published 1842
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Signatures : [A] B-T ; wove paper

ca. 186 poems, arranged into the following sections : "A song of faith" ; "Devout exercises" and "Sonnets" ; Sonnets further divided into : "Religious and moral" ; "On character and events" ; "Descriptive" ; "Personal" ; "Historical" ; "On the Lord's prayer"

"Contents" -- p. [vii]-xiii

Printer's note : "Printed by C. Whittingham, Chiswick" -- t.p. verso

Dedication : "To William Wordsworth, Esq." : "My dear Sir : To know that you have perused many of the folowing poems with pleasure ... cause[s] me unmingled happiness ..." -- p. [v]

"Preface to Song of faith" : "The author ... may be charged with presumption for having undertaken a subject which more properly lies within the province of men professionally instructed on matters pertaining to religion ... It may also be urged that the nature of the work is too argumentative for poetry ... It is, however, in character of laymen ... that the author has ventured to embrace in verse, feelings and convictions ... our ancient, ecclesiastic writers have impressed upon him ..." -- p. [1]-3

Bound in blue, diaper grain linen ; gathering of 8 leaves tipped into front, bearing advertisement for Pickering ; t. p. bears Pickering's Aldine device and motto ; spine bears paper lettering piece, with printed title and author name

STH copy : bears author's inscription to Alaric Watts : "Alaric A. Watts, From Sir Aubrey de Vere" -- front pastedown ; C. S. Nutter's bookplate -- front pastedown


Publisher London : William Pickering
Pages 316
Language English
Call number b16836492
Digitizing sponsor Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries
Book contributor Mugar Memorial Library, Boston University
Collection mugar; blc; americana; bostonuniversitylibraries

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